The Caledonian Television Company™
- also known as Caledonian TV™ and
- has been trading since 1986. WE ARE IN THE BUSINESS OF PRODUCING
CORPORATE VIDEO AND ONLY MAKE CORPORATE AND BUSINESS
PROGRAMMES UNDER THIS BRAND NAME. We do, by arrangement,
provide crew and other services for broadcast production to other
production companies and indiidual producers. However,
Caledonian Television™ is absolutely not responsible
for, nor in any way associated with, the production of any programme
for the BBC, either currently in production or that may have been
shown by them at any time in the past! We
do not produce programmes in Gaelic and have no knowledge of that
language! And we are not connected in any way with any company
that does! Please note in particular that we do not hold the
rights to any programme you may have seen distributed by or shown on
the BBC and we simply cannot assist you in tracing clips from or DVDs
of any such programme.
CORPORATE AND BUSINESS VIDEO ENQUIRIES
This is very-much what we do! And to help keep the
final costs to you down, we try to eliminate all cost-drivers
that do not directly contribute to the quality of our programmes. To
this end, we do not provide a 'front of house' service. Instead, all
enquiries are handled by the production staff themselves, as and when
Please understand that your initial enquiry will really need the attention of an experienced Project Manager, who can take the time to properly explore your need and answer your questions - and they're very-often out actually making programmes! For that reason, we would strongly suggest that the best way to make initial contact with us is probably via Email;
Our main telephone number is staffed on an ad-hoc basis (by the production staff) supported by a 24-hour answer service. In practice, staff are generally available able to deal with telephone enquiries for over 80% of the working week - please remember that this is a part of our cost-cutting strategy which is designed to keep the end cost to you, the client down. Bona-fide clients and partners are provided with an unpublished business mobile number for their assigned project manager as well as a direct email address for them.
WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST NO CONTACT FROM THOSE INVOLVED IN TELESALES OR RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES
AND ADVISE THAT OUR NUMBERS ARE REGISTERED WITH CTPS.
The Caledonian Television Company™ is based on the outskirts of Edinburgh on the border with West Lothian, which gives us easy access to Livingston, the M8 corridor and Glasgow, the Clyde Coast and Dunbartonshire, the M9 towards Fife and Perth, the A1 South towards the Scottish Borders and of course the A71 which provides a fast link to Kilmarnock and Ayrshire. Primarily, we seek to serve businesses in the Scottish Central Belt, West Coast , Dumbarton and the West Highlands, Stirling, Fife, Lothians, Borders and East Coast, as well as Northumberland and Cumbria in a line roughly North of the A69
Subject to availability, we do also provide film services to
most other areas of the UK with some exceptions
WE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY SERVICE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS.
1) Areas inside the London LEZ/inside the M25.
2) From 2020 - Areas inside the Birmingham CAZ.
3) Areas inside the Glasgow LEZ. - Glasgow-based business OUTSIDE the LEZ are unaffected.
6) Greater Manchester
POLITICAL AND OTHER CONTENTIOUS ORGANISATIONS.
The Caledonian Television Company™ is and seeks to remain a politically-neutral company. We do not produce videos for political parties or pressure groups of any kind, nor do we endorse them. Caledonian Television™ takes a particularly firm stance against racism, classism and sectarian bias - and all forms of bias in relation to legally protected characteristics and other birth/circumstantial characteristics.
Unlike the 'cowboy videographer' types, we don't just roll up
and start shooting! - Every programme we get
involved in is properly planned, executed and legitimately shot.
Planning is necessary and planning takes time! Normally there
is at least a four-to-six week 'lead time' between commissioning your
programme (i.e. actually accepting a programme proroposal and
paying your deposit) and the commencement of filming. It is
also quite normal for a few weeks to elapse between you first contacting
us, initial discussions taking place and a programme specification being
agreed and a deposit taken. We strongly encourage you to take your time
over planning a production - it is very-much an iterative process which
does take a little time and that needs to be allowed for! Please
note that we do not normally charge for the initial development of
your ideas to the stage where a project specification (which will
become the basis of contract and project initiation document) and
estimate of costs is agreed
It's never too early to contact us, and not uncommon for us to be in discussion over projects that will shoot a year or two after the client makes first contact!
WE CURRENTLY HAVE LIMITED FILMING SLOTS AVAILABLE FROM LATE
AUGUST 2019 FOR PROGRAMMES ENTERING PRE-PRODUCTION (THE PLANNING
Please get in touch at the earliest possible stage in your
project as this is the best way to ensure we can save you time and